Capital Campaigns: Strategies That Work

by Andrea Kihlstedt. Jones and Bartlett, 2016.


This book provides the nuts-and-bolts of creating a capital campaign, covering everything from brainstorming ideas and timelines to execution.


website with resources relating to each chapter of the book

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Plan a capital campaign built around the mission of the congregation by utilizing the timelines and strategies provided in the book.
  • Create a captial campaign capable of invigorating the congregation.

About the Contributor

Melissa Spas

Melissa Spas is the managing director of the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving, where she develops and leads educational programs and partnerships with religious organizations and the people who lead them. She has also worked for leadership education at Duke Divinity, where she contributed to the development, design, and delivery of strategic leadership programs and resources for Christian institutions. 

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